Steve and Dave love music, probably a little too much. So they and their friends get together and make mixes. 10 songs from one theme become a freeform conversation about music, life, and whatever else comes to mind.
Wrong Generation: Terrible Songs From Our Childhood
Culture today may have its issues, but that doesn't mean that everything from the cultures of yesteryear was great. So we banded together in this, our season finale, to examine some of the worst songs from when we were growing up. We discuss bad attempts at being an R&B song, the scourge of butt rock, and a hit song that has been nearly totally disappeared from the internet. Plus, why don't they make hit songs for movie anymore? That was fun!
Apocalypse Soon: Songs for the End of the World
Nearly a year ago, we decided to record an episode of songs about the end of the world. Instead of being about fictional apocalypses, we talked depressingly about our concerns of a real life apocalypse. However, Steve's old computer overheated and damaged the episode beyond repair, and we never released it. This week, we returned to that playlist to discuss these songs, what we felt last year and how weird it feels to discuss this all in the midst of an actual pandemic.
Growin' Up: Songs About Getting Older
Getting older can suck. But it can also be a fun time, and there's a lot of good music that gets to the heart of this conflict. Joined by return guest and Chapter Surfing host Lenny Burnham, we discuss some of our favorite songs about aging. From 90s ska bands to the latest in European dance, we get down to just how it feels to remember you're not that young anymore.
To learn more about Lenny's new podcast Chapter Surfing and more, check out his Patreon here!
Backyardigans: Backyard Songs
If you're lucky enough to have a backyard/patio/deck/fire escape/any means of getting some solitary fresh air during this pandemic, we've got you covered with music for the occasion. From some silky smooth Steely Dan to classic Beach Boys, weed rap to ska Sinatra, we've collected a group of songs perfect for slinking into a chair while you're taking in a summer day.
End song: Mad Caddies - Backyard
Alternative #1 Hits
We grew up as alternative rock kids, as did our guest, returning champion and We're Ghosts Now bassist Max Resnick. So we shuffled every song that ever went #1 on the Alternative songs Billboard chart (currently the Alternative Airplay chart) and discussed the first 10 that came up. How has alternative rock evolved from the chart's beginnings in the late 1980s to now? Why does everything these days sound like it's made specifically commercials? And what the hell even is alternative rock?
Punk Goes Pod
Steve and Dave embark on a solo episode this week in which they do a deep dive in the famous "Punk Goes" series of compilations. Going from different eras, from pop punk to emo pop to crunkcore and much more, we ask: what does it mean to have a good Punk Goes Pop song? What makes one worse than others, and is it better to play it safe or try and do something crazy with your cover?
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Steve and Dave - like savory and sweet - go perfectly together! As hosts, their personalities complement one another well, Steve leading the proceedings with a benevolent authority and Dave working the guest into great conversation!
The musical themes play like a favorite mix as hosts and guest(s) reminisce and reflect on the music at hand. The guests are chosen from what appears to be a deep well of New Jersey-based talent. Featured guests include local musicians, actors, models, journalists, and fellow podcasters!
Well-done, gentlemen. Keep it up!!!